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BORO
The Fabric of Life

The word boro means ‘patched together’ and here refers to the indigo-dyed patched-together garments of the Japanese rural population. Expensive cotton fabrics were reserved to the upper classes. As worn-out rags, they found their way cheaply into the hands of the peasants, who patched them together to create impressive garments of great aesthetic charm.

In their minimalist beauty, these recycled textiles stand not only for artistic creativity and the positive affirmation of the transitory nature of all existence, but also for respect for the natural material and the work of the hands.

The precursors of the boro textiles were the kesa, the garments worn by Buddhist monks, which were also patched together as the outward expression of the Buddhist ideal of poverty. Outstanding monks’ garments from the museum’s own collection have been incorporated into the boro exhibition.

By chance, I got to own a piece of boro, a futonji which became a wall hanging at home.  Would have love to go to see this exhibition.  If you are near Cologne please go to see the exhibition!

28 March to 2 August 2015
Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln

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VESSEL no VESSEL

by
Tetsuya Ishiyama

18 April – 3 May 2015 (Sat & Sun), 1– 6 pm

@
Unit Gallery, L5-23 JCCAC, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

past

THE PAST IS CONTINUING

The train to the future makes 1000 years of history like a bygone yesterday.

Along the way, you will see scenes of China over the centuries and changes in Hong Kong over the past 100 years; you will meet trendy, self-confident women, dynamic revolutionaries, and ambitious, liberal-minded literati; and enjoy traditional performances, dedicate craftsmanship and touching stories.

Our past continues to thrive. A gateway to the past has been opened by 18 contemporary artists, who bring our history alive.

Participating Artists:
Halley Cheng, Chow Chun-fai, KaCaMa Design Lab, Koon Wai-bong, Lam Tung-pang, Lau Ching-ping, Hanison Lau, Wing Lee, Rosanna Li, Chris Lo, Aries Sin, Stanley Siu, Tang Kwok-hin, the pancakes, Johnson Tsang, Annie Wan, Justin Wong, XCEED

What I love about this exhibition is the juxtaposition of the new works against the old, there is a reaction, a dialogue between the 2, not only is the works inspired from the past but also cast a different light on the collection of the Heritage Museum.  The new works is there as a continuation but at the same time exist in its own right.

Don’t be deter by the location of the Heritage Museum, you wont regret it.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum
11 April 2015 – 28 September 2015

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Continuing from yesterday’s story about poor Wang who has been accused and sent to jail.  On the upper print, Chun (second right) found out the news and rushed to the court, she made an appeal and Wang was released.

The lower print features the wedding night of Wang and Chun, the happy couple lived happily ever after.

Come to see the actual print and many others at the
New Year Print Exhibition

MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT
CHINESE WOOD BLOCK PRINT COLLECTION

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 A pair of two wood block prints which will be featured in today and tomorrow’s post, tells a story based on the Shandong opera.

Student Wang made a gamble with the other students while the teacher was away.  With his bad luck, Wang loses at every game and was heavily in debt.  He knew he would get into trouble is he asked his family for help and was trouble all the time.  Wang’s fiancee, Chun (second right figure on upper print) learnt about the news and gave her bridal gown to Wang so it can be sold off.

The second scene appears in the lower print; the village bully Li (far right figure) was attracted by the beauty of Chun and decided to accuse Wang (far left) for stealing the precious gown.  Li’s plan is to send Wang off to jail and he can have Chun.

To find out the ending of the story, watch out for tomorrow’s post.

Come to see the actual print and many others at the
New Year Print Exhibition

MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT
CHINESE WOOD BLOCK PRINT COLLECTION

Carpet Artwork
by
Dries Van Noten + Alexandra Kehayoglou

11:00 – 20:00
27 March – 29 March
@
PMQ – the Qube
35 Aberdeen Street
Central, Hong Kong

only showing this weekend, so do miss the exhibition!

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五子登科 Wu Zi Deng Ke, is an idiom of blessing to wish great achievement for the off springs.

 There is a man named Dou Yu Jun, a scholar of the court in the 5 Dynasty period, he had 5 sons at late age.  All 5 sons had great academic achievements and came top in the official examination.

 Since the Siu dynasty 605 AD, China has developed a system in the selection of her officials basing on a literature examination, it is every parents’ wish for their son to do well in the exam.  For 5 sons to do came top on the list would be one’s widest dream and blessing.

Come to see the actual print and many others at the
New Year Print Exhibition

MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT
CHINESE WOOD BLOCK PRINT COLLECTION

After last weekend packed with art events, keep up the art exercise this weekend and venue to see two of my favorite photographers depicting the scenes from the streets of Hong Kong.

HONG KONG STORIES
Ho Fan + Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf’s Studio
Block A, 5/F, Unite A04, Kailey Industrial Building, 12 FUng Yip Street, Chai Wan

07.03.2015-28.03.2015
for more information contact sarah@bluelotus-consultancy.com


LIFE IS ONLY BUT ONE
by
YOSHITOMO NARA
@
ASIA SOCIETY
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

06.03.201526.07.2015 (close monday)

The Fountain of Life is my favorite piece.
Is she crying from joy or sorrow??

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KUNG CHEE FAT CHOY!

Looking for something to do over the Chinese New Year holiday?

There is an exhibition of lion’s head made by the traditional craft of bamboo and paper work.  There is a rare chance to see works from the 50s up to the present day by renowned artisans.  Do stay for the documentary which offer an in depth knowledge about the lion dance.

THE LEGEND OF LION DANCE
Living Room Museum
Time Square
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Ends 5th March, Open daily (10:00 -22:00)